Shakespeare in the 18th Century: Johnson, Garrick and Friends

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Samuel Johnson released a critical edition of Shakespeare's plays 250 years ago, and has been credited – along with his friend the actor David Garrick – with renewing scholarly and popular interest in the playwright in the eighteenth century. This exhibition of prints, portraits and books from Dr Johnson's House and private collections explores Johnson's treatment of Shakespeare and the contributions of those in his circle. Teh exhibition is included in the price of admission.


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